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Archive for Friday, August 6, 2010

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Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 6, 2010
Polls
Have you finished back-to-school shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
I have no one to shop for
 
59%
No
 
22%
Yes
 
18%
Total 402
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Jobs pitted against environment at coal-fired plant hearing
6:53 p.m., August 4, 2010 Updated 8:27 a.m. in print edition on 1A
About 100 people attended the first portion of a hearing on a proposal by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the 895-megawatt plant. Another 75 people were on hand for the evening portion of the hearing.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas recruit Josh Selby warms up prior to the start of the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Madison Square Garden. Selby’s eligibility in question; freshman’s mom: ‘ … I don’t foresee any problems at all’
4:00 p.m., August 5, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
The mother of incoming Kansas University freshman Josh Selby is not alarmed that the No. 1-ranked prospect in the Class of 2010 has yet to be cleared by the NCAA to play college basketball because of questions about her son’s amateur status.
10:00 a.m.
Sinh Lavongsa made his first appearance in Douglas County Court on Thursday August 5, 2010.  Douglas County prosecutors have charged the 28-year-old Lawrence man suspected of firing a handgun and injuring several people Sunday August 1, 2010 at a south Lawrence apartment complex. Prosecutors charge 28-year-old man in shooting at apartment complex
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old Lawrence man suspected of firing a handgun and injuring several people Sunday morning at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
2:00 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Sunflower Electric getting strong support in proposed plant’s home county
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 3A
About 100 people attended the hearing in the Joyce Auditorium on the Garden City Community College campus. Almost all who spoke were in support of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment granting a permit for the project.
6:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Jail's garden sits southwest of the facility. Inmates at the jail are learning how to grow vegetables. New garden project flourishing at Douglas County Jail
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Mike Caron, programs director at the Douglas County Jail, was told the soil wasn’t exactly perfect for growing food. But a few months after starting the jail’s first garden, a wide variety of vegetables and fruits are thriving.

All stories

Discolored water distressing to Lecompton residents, especially after huge rate increase
While rates have gone up, quality hasn’t
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
During the past four years, water rates in this northwestern Douglas County community have skyrocketed. The rates are up 120 percent. And that’s caused a lot of consternation among local residents. And while they’re paying more for water, the quality has been, well, questionable.
Carnival workers adapt to life on the road
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
When you ask the work crew to see the man in charge of all the rides at the Douglas County Fair, they direct you to Ricky Moore, the man in the Hawaiian shirt.
Sherron Collins agrees to deal with Bobcats
August 6, 2010
After a successful stint with Charlotte’s summer league team, the Bobcats have reached a deal with undrafted rookie Sherron Collins to help with depth at point guard.
Cole Aldrich signs with Thunder
August 6, 2010
Rookie center Cole Aldrich has signed his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
WOW Run to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program
August 6, 2010
Body Boutique, 2330 Yale Road, and Women Build will host the fifth annual WOW (Women Opening Doors for Women) Run beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 30.
Tonganoxie woman injured in early-morning accident on I-435 in Shawnee
10:42 a.m., August 6, 2010 Updated 12:58 p.m. in print edition on B3
A 20-year-old Tonganoxie woman was injured Friday morning in a rollover wreck on Interstate 435 in Shawnee, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Kansas farmers cashing in on global grain shortage
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
Fears of a global shortage for grains like wheat are a boon for the Kansas farmer, who could reap the benefits of a nearly $3 jump in prices since the middle of harvest.
Senate confirms new Kansas U.S. attorney
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
An Overland Park, Kan., attorney has been confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.
Hearing for former Westar Energy executives delayed again
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A pretrial hearing for two former Westar Energy executives accused of looting the utility has been postponed for the second time in less than 10 days.
Yoder proposes six debates in 3rd District race
August 6, 2010
Republican Kevin Yoder is proposing six debates with his Democratic opponent in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.
Barton County Community College to remove billboard near anti-Obama sign
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
A community college in western Kansas has decided to take down a promotional billboard because it is too close to a billboard the criticizes President Barack Obama.
Soldiers from 1st Infantry Division return to Fort Riley from Iraq
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
More soldiers from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division have returned to Kansas from Iraq as the war mission enters a new phase.
Model denies receiving diamonds
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Fashion icon Naomi Campbell countered allegations that former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor gave her a fistful of diamonds as a flirtatious gift, telling his war crimes trial Thursday that a pouch of “very small, dirty-looking stones” was delivered to her room in the dark of night.
Singer files to run for presidency
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake.
Ad recovery boosts revenue for broadcast and cable
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
Americans may be fond of the Web, but they are still in love with their TV sets — and so are the advertisers who want to reach them.
Bombing legacy
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 are anniversaries of nuclear attacks by U.S. Army Air Forces. Lawrence peace advocates plan a vigil for Japanese victims. I offer a different perspective. The legacy of Japan’s capitulation is not lost souls killed by our bombs. Rather the true legacy of the nuclear attacks is the postwar peace constitution that renounced war, gave women the vote, established due process of law and established many aspects of a peaceful, economically vibrant democracy.
KU to conduct external audit on differential tuition
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas University will conduct an external review focusing on how its Business School has spent money from a special tuition program.
Royals designate Guillen for assignment
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Jose Guillen has been designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
18 states endure heat wave
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
This heat wave isn’t just stifling — it’s deadly.
Medicare fund will last 12 years longer — maybe
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Medicare is in better shape because of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul and will stay afloat a dozen years longer than earlier projected, trustees forecast Thursday. But that depends on cuts in care that the system’s top analyst says are highly doubtful.
U.S. Army flies flood relief missions
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Army choppers flew their first relief missions in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest Thursday, airlifting hundreds of stranded people to safety from a devastated tourist town and distributing emergency aid.
BP has options on remaining oil
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The vast oil reservoir beneath BP’s blown-out well could still be worth billions of dollars even after it spewed crude into the Gulf of Mexico for more than three months — but the multinational company blamed for causing the disaster isn’t saying whether it plans to cash in on this potential windfall.
14 charged for supporting terrorists
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The government announced Thursday that it has charged 14 people as participants in “a deadly pipeline” to Somalia that routed money and fighters from the United States to the terrorist group al-Shabab.
Chiefs hoping for big things from big man
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tyson Jackson’s first season as the main building block in Kansas City’s new defense can be described in three short words: one paltry sack.
KU’s Self earns perfect Academic Progress Report scores
Coaches evaluated in NCAA Academic Progess Report
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self received good grades on his NCAA Academic Progress Report grade card for coaches, released Thursday.
Freshman learning curve: Veteran Jayhawks helping rookies during first football practices
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Wednesday marked the college football debut for 15 incoming freshmen at Kansas University.
Ky. woman guilty of extortion in Pitino case
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Kentucky woman was convicted Thursday of demanding millions of dollars from Rick Pitino to keep secret their one-night stand in a restaurant, then claiming the Louisville basketball coach raped her after he reported the extortion.
KU swimmers 11th
August 6, 2010
Former Kansas University swimmer Danielle Herrmann and current Jayhawks Brooke Brull, Shannon Garlie and Joy Bunting placed 11th in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay at the ConocoPhillips National Championships.
Free State holding parents meeting
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High will hold a sports informational meeting for parents at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Free State auditorium prior to the back-to-school barbecue.
Business as usual for Vikings QBs
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
While Brett Favre waffles in Mississippi, his presumptive teammates are sweating through training camp in Minnesota.
Vikes can’t trust Favre…but they need him
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
On Wednesday, Brett Favre said he will return to the Vikings only if the condition of his left ankle improves.
‘Friday Night Lights’ ends fourth season
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
“Friday Night Lights” (7 p.m., NBC) wraps up its fourth and second-to-last season with a Thanksgiving episode. The show, set in Dillon, Texas, a football-crazy town, ends its season just as many football fans are beginning to dream of a new season.
Horoscope for August 6, 2010
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you will want to open up to many new experiences and expand your circle of friends. At some point, you will want to vanish or take some much-needed personal time. If you are single, use care, as you could start to date someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from weekend getaways together. Take them often. Cancer reads you cold.
Rec calendar
August 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Bicycle Club Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail pcorcoran@sunflower.com.
Active hurricane season still expected
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
Government forecasters slightly reduced their tropical predictions on Thursday yet still call for a highly active season with 14 to 20 named storms, including eight to 12 hurricanes.
2 killed, dozens hurt in Missouri school bus crash
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
Two buses packed with members of a high school marching band slammed into a freeway wreck that happened right in front of them on Thursday, crushing a pickup truck and killing its driver — the son of a political hopeful — as well as one of the students.
40 years ago: Drought becoming increasingly serious
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Richard Garrett, meteorologist in charge of the Topeka Weather Bureau, said that the month of July 1970 was the sixth driest since tabulation was begun in 1878. He said that the current drought was becoming increasingly serious.
100 years ago: Tonganoxie infested with chicken thieves
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for August 6, 1910: “ There is great excitement in Tonganoxie right now, and anybody who shows an undue fondness for fried chicken is looked upon with suspicion around that peaceful town. For Tonganoxie is infested with chicken thieves.”
Suck it up
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
It doesn’t sound like Douglas County is trying very hard to keep taxes under control. Most of us in Douglas County have not had a raise in several years.
NU stability?
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
After reading the article in this paper on Aug. 3 about Nebraska’s decision to bolt the Big 12, I am confused. According to Tom Osborne, NU’s athletic director and former football coach, the decision to leave was about “stability.” According to my research, Nebraska has been in the same athletic league affiliation with Kansas, Kansas State, Mizzou and Iowa State since 1907, which by my math is 103 years.
Chinese missile could shift power balance
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A6
Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers.
Pantry to distribute fresh food on Monday
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
Just Food of ECKAN will receive a truckload of fresh food Monday from Harvesters Community Food Network of Kansas City, Mo.
Air conditioning unit worth $15,000 reported stolen
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported July 30 the theft of an air conditioning unit from the 1000 block of North Third Street.
Lawrence man reports auto burglary, theft of property
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported Monday the burglary and theft of property from a vehicle in the 1700 block of East 29th Street.
Pump patrol
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several stations.
Event to examine John Brown legacy
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
“John Brown: Martyr or Madman,” a readers theater presentation with discussion, is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Colorado woman reports jewelry stolen
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 63-year-old Fort Collins, Colo., woman reported Tuesday the theft of jewelry from the 1200 block of Oread Avenue.
Comedic reteaming offers muddled results
August 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
If “The Other Guys” is Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay’s attempt to educate the public about the evils and abuses of Wall Street, they sure picked a roundabout way to do it.
Wild Pairs: Diners discover best ways to match beer and food
August 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
The first time Free State Brewing Co. executive chef Rick Martin tasted barley-flavored beer with cheese, he says that perfect pair of flavors gave him goosebumps.
Taxing votes
How legislators voted on raising the Kansas sales tax had little impact on the outcome of Tuesday’s primary races.
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas groups that hoped to use the 1 percent increase in the state’s sales tax as an election hammer apparently didn’t have much success, at least in Tuesday’s primary.
Executive branches overstep powers
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Last week, a draft memo surfaced from the Homeland Security Department suggesting ways to administratively circumvent existing law to allow several categories of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and, indeed, for some to be granted permanent residency. Most disturbing was the stated rationale. This was being proposed “in the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” In other words, because Congress refuses to do what these bureaucrats would like to see done, they will legislate it themselves.
Net Worth: ‘Old-timey jokes’ get force-fed modern enlightenment
August 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Q: Why are balloons in the air like vagrants? A: Because they have no visible means of support.
25 years ago: Baseball fans await strike news
August 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Local baseball fans were awaiting news of a major league strike, as players and owners continued negotiations. James Carothers, KU associate professor of English, said that a strike would prove that “once you turn baseball over to the lawyers, nobody has fun.”